<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Weird News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usThu, 30 Jun 2016 05:18:54 -0700Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:18:54 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Mayflies Swarm Ill. Bridge]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:25:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Mayfliest.png
Thousands of mayflies have taken over a bridge in central Illinois, creating a traffic nightmare for commuters trying to make their way across the city. The Havana Police Department warned drivers of a...

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<![CDATA[Marred by Violence, Pink Saturday Transforms]]> Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:38:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N5P+PINK+SATURDAY+VO+-+00001315.jpg
For years, Pink Saturday was one of the most popular places to be during San Francisco's annual Pride Week. But now, after being marred by violence in recent years, the once-raucous street party is hardly...

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<![CDATA[World's Oldest Cat May Be 29-Year-Old Feline From Tennessee]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:59:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/062416-worlds-oldest-cat.jpg
A couple from Tennessee believes they own the oldest living cat in the world and have asked Guinness World Records to verify their claim.

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<![CDATA[BART Takes Seat Hogging Rule a Step Further]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:03:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+NEW+BART+TRAIN+VO+-+00001819.jpg
Remember when it was announced that BART would be fining passengers for taking up too many seats? Well, that plan is officially rolling out.

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<![CDATA[Llama Enjoys Leaf Blower's Breeze at Houston Zoo]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:52:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/llama-breeze.jpg
Fiesta the llama enjoys the breeze when zookeepers at the Houston Children's Zoo use a leaf blower to clean to clean stalls.]]>
<![CDATA[Arrest After Distressed Emu Spotted]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:32:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/burned+emu.jpg
A man was arrested Monday evening in Campo, California, after discharging a shotgun when an animal control officer responded to an emu in distress outside his home, sheriff’s officials said.

Photo Credit: San Diego County Animal Services]]>
<![CDATA[U-Haul Used in Massive Motorcycle Robbery Found in SF ]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:13:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1741710.jpg
A U-Haul truck that was used to steal five off-road style motorcycles from a Petaluma sports shop Sunday was found in San Francisco Tuesday, a Petaluma police lieutenant said.

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<![CDATA[Google Reacts to Grandma's Super Polite Searches ]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:01:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/731664041.jpg
An 86-year-old grandmother from the U.K caught the eye of employees at Google's Mountain View headquarters on Thursday when her grandson's tweets about her went viral.

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<![CDATA[Salinas Gas Station Briefly Becomes Airbnb]]> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:09:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/235*120/salinas.PNG
Sanborn and Market Gas in Salinas was briefly advertised as an Airbnb rental for anyone who ever dreamed of spending the night inside a convenience store of a gas station, KSBW reported.

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<![CDATA[Political Consultant Loses Bet, Runs Naked ]]> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:09:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/56531571-sacramento-state-capitol.jpg
This probably isn't the weirdest thing to happen in the State Capitol during election week, but it may be the funniest.

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<![CDATA[Caution: Alligator Crossing]]> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 08:59:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/060616+gator+in+crosswalk.jpg
An alligator was caught on camera using a crosswalk in Flagler County, in northern Florida, Monday morning.According to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, the gator was spotted in the bushes near the...

Photo Credit: Mark Olson / FCSO Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Prankster Trolls San Jose Wikipedia Page]]> Sat, 04 Jun 2016 21:45:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/trolling+San+Jose.jpg
A mysterious prankster has been altering the Wikipedia entry for the city of San Jose, and it appears the Stanley Cup Final taking place in the city may have something to do with it.

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<![CDATA[Oakland Men Steal $4,700 in Red Bull: Police]]> Sat, 04 Jun 2016 12:39:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/222*120/redbull-stolen-060416.jpg
Red Bull may give you wings, but five Oakland men won't be flying anywhere after being arrested for allegedly stealing $4,700 worth of the energy drink.

Photo Credit: Vacaville Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[SFAlert Sends Error Tsunami Warning]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 13:57:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/goldenGettyImages-180103576.jpg
Subscribers to SFAlert, a text-based alert system run by the City and County of San Francisco, got quite an alarm Friday morning when an erroneous Tsunami warning was sent to their phones.

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<![CDATA[Great Dane Rescue]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:26:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Dog+rescue+in+Middletown+1200.jpg
Firefighters come to the rescue on a daily basis, but the rescue of a dog in Middletown, Conn., was out of the ordinary.Firefighters responded to Hendley Street around 7:30 a.m. Friday after a resident spotted

Photo Credit: Middletown Fire Department]]>
<![CDATA[Ice Cream Truck as Prom Ride ]]> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 18:15:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/b87c89b5-f944-4ea3-89ac-23575cb10170.jpg
One Connecticut teen had a "chill" ride to his prom this year. A Bristol teen shocked classmates when he showed up to the senior prom in an ice cream truck. Zack Nichparenko said he wanted to take a...

Photo Credit: Zackery Nichparenko
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<![CDATA[South Bay Parents Brace for Possible Norovirus Outbreak ]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 18:15:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/STOMACH+VIRUS+PKG+KNTV+-+00005308.jpg
After a Norovirus scare, parents of students at Willow Glen Elementary School in San Jose have been warned: If your child is sick, keep them home.

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<![CDATA[Flintstones Car Parked Illegally]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 18:06:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/052616+key+west+flintstones+car.jpg
Authorities in Key West spent Thursday trying to meet the Flintstones, or at least the owner of an illegally parked car that looks like the modern Stone Age family's.City officials said they found the vintage...

Photo Credit: City of Key West
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<![CDATA[Ospreys Drop Fish, Kitten From Nest]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 06:52:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/osprey+nest+stratford.jpg
The Stratford Fire Department is plagued with an unusual problem: Two ospreys that built a nest above the station are dropping sticks, fish and even a kitten in the path of unsuspecting firefighters below.The...

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<![CDATA[Venus: San Francisco's Tallest Sculpture]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 11:57:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TRINITY+HEAD+STATUE.jpg
A statue of Venus was finally hoisted atop the Trinity Apartments in San Francisco Monday morning, making the 92-foot sculpture the tallest in the city.

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<![CDATA['School' Misspelled on Diploma ]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 14:24:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/Diploma+Cover+5.20.16.jpg
Graduates at a Southern California high school are getting one last laugh before saying goodbye after the school distributed diploma covers with a typo.A graduating senior at Ontario High School posted a photo...

Photo Credit: @jacedoooo_ via Twitter
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<![CDATA[Surf and Turf Arrest]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 17:00:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-482996433+%281%29.jpg
A Vermont man accused of stealing beer, lobster and Angus steak from a supermarket faces retail theft charges, authorities say.State police said they were notified of a retail theft/trespassing incident...

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<![CDATA[Principal Loses Bet with Students, Kisses Pig]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 16:02:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KissthePig1.jpg
An elementary school principal in Pittsburg puckered up and kissed a pig Tuesday after losing a bet with her students.

Photo Credit: Raquel Maria Dillon]]>
<![CDATA[Baby Opossum Found in Toilet]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 11:05:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/opossum+in+toilet.jpg
A woman made a startling discovery earlier this month when she found a baby opossum in her toilet in San Diego.The Pacific Beach resident had no idea how the little critter got there but alerted San Diego...

Photo Credit: San Diego County Animal Services
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<![CDATA[Turtle OK After Windshield Crash]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 15:15:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/051316+turtle+into+windshield+i-4.jpg
Nicole Marie Bjanes was driving on I-4 in Deltona, Florida, Monday when a turtle came crashing through her windshield.Florida Highway Patrol officials said another car hit the turtle while it was crossing the...

Photo Credit: Nicole Marie Bjanes
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<![CDATA[Robot Dino Roasted at Exhibit Fire]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 08:35:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CiSGLNbVEAA1zoH.jpg
A spark from a welding iron ignited a fire Thursday that caused the extinction of a 90-foot-long robotic dinosaur that was set to be part of an exhibit at a New Jersey theme park.The animatronic...

Photo Credit: Leonia Police Department
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<![CDATA[Officers Finds Gator Foot in Truck]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 01:25:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/050916+alligator+foot+dashboard+fwc.jpg
A Florida man was slapped with a citation after Florida Fish and Wildlife officers made an unusual find in his dashboard: an alligator foot.Officers stopped the truck to check for a day-use pass in a wildlife...

Photo Credit: FWC]]>
<![CDATA[Maine Bus Joyride]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 13:20:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bus34.jpg
Talk about a joyride: A 12-year-old stole a school bus and took it for a drive, according to police in Bangor, Maine.Authorities said John W. St. Germain III and his girlfriend saw the young man driving...

Photo Credit: Bangor Police
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<![CDATA[Man Steals About 20 Stephen Curry Jerseys from Adidas ]]> Sat, 07 May 2016 13:04:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Steph+Curry+Suspect.jpg
An unknown suspect pinched about 20 Stephen Curry jerseys from an Adidas Outlet Store in Petaluma, and police are now asking the public for help identifying the alleged thief.]]>
<![CDATA[Stray Cats Using Zoo Facilities as Litter Box]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 12:36:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/stray-cats.jpg
Stray cats are sneaking into the Miami Zoo at night and relieving themselves, using sand in exhibits as litter boxes. But their feces can contain a deadly parasite, which causes a disease called toxoplasmosis.]]>
<![CDATA[Lost Alligator Tries to Ring Doorbell at SC Home]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 08:50:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Alligator-Doorbell.jpg
A large alligator crawled to the front door of a home in South Carolina and appeared to ring the doorbell on May 2. "I was out walking the dog and we kind of went around the corner from my daughter's house [when...

Photo Credit: WCBD]]>
<![CDATA[Black Cat Crosses Sharks' Rink, Brings Team Good Luck]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 09:02:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/IMG_9617.jpg
The San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday.Before the NHL ice hockey team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice.

Photo Credit: San Jose Sharks
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<![CDATA[Woman Lured by Singles Ad Dies After Weeks in Captivity]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:05:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/German_Ambulance-550668973.jpg
A 41-year-old woman who responded to a singles ad was held captive for several weeks by a man and his ex-wife — and later died at a hospital of injuries sustained while in captivity, NBC News reported.The...

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<![CDATA[Prickly Situation For Dogs Who Ran Into Porcupine in New Mexico]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 15:39:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6A+DOG+VERSUS+PORCUPINE+VO+-+000017091.jpg
Two dogs roaming the streets of Albuquerque learned the hard way: Don't mess with porcupines.

Photo Credit: Petroglyph Animal Hospital
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<![CDATA[Oakland Firefighters Free Pigeon from BART Wires]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:44:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pigeon1.jpg
Firefighters are known for rescuing humans from burning buildings and cats from trees. But this weekend, Oakland rescued a pigeon that was trapped in wires at the Fruitvale BART station.

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<![CDATA[10 People in San Jose Owe the Library at Least $5,000]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 18:45:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/localmusicbooks.jpg
Ten people managed to rack up thousands of dollars of debt due to overdue San Jose Public Library books, while at least 130 people are eligible to face fines of at least $1,000, according to a report from...

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<![CDATA[SF Zoo to Auction off Nearly 50 Paintings Created by Animals]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:38:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*128/art13.JPG
Animal lovers can now own works of art created by animals from the San Francisco Zoo, zoo officials said Friday.

Photo Credit: San Francisco Zoo]]>